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Corporate Members 2019

3PB Albion Chambers Ashfords Barcan + Kirby Burges Salmon Clarke Willmott Cooke Painter Ltd Clyde & Co DAC Beachcroft Devereux & Co Enterprise Chambers The Family Law Practice Foot Anstey (including Enable Law) Fussell Wright Gregg Latchams Ltd Guildhall Chambers Irwin Mitchell Solicitors Kelcey & Hall Lyons Davidson Marc White & Co Meade King Michelmores LLP MS Rubric Osborne Clarke … more


President’s Charity of the Year – Bristol Children’s Help Society

                            The Bristol Children’s Help Society is a privately funded volunteer led charity that owns and runs Barton Camp our 100 bed residential children’s centre in the beautiful Mendip hills. Barton Camp operates through the year as a base where disadvantaged local children can enjoy a few … more


No 12, The Meeting Rooms – Conference, Meeting and Mediation Rooms for Hire

Bristol Law Society’s suite of conference and meeting rooms including a suite of mediation rooms are conveniently located in the centre between the Waterfront Area and the Old City in a modern building situated on the corner of Colston Avenue and St Stephen’s Avenue. There are a number of large public car parks within a 5 minute walk from the … more


Filing documents in Family court proceedings


Since 2014 the Single Family Court in Bristol has adopted a system of electronic files for Private and Public Law family cases. All applications, orders, statements correspondence etc are stored on a confidential protected drive which only Court staff and the Judiciary have access to.

The Court does still receive a large amount of paper documentation via post, DX and counter which could be filed electronically. This means that Court staff spend a considerable amount of time each day opening, sorting and scanning paperwork.

The Court would greatly appreciate it if all documents could be filed by email to
family.bristol.countycourt@justice.gov.uk

This will enable documents to be logged and saved to the file promptly and reduce both time and resources for the Court and Court users alike. It will also reduce the incidence of documents going astray.

Please note that Court bundles should still be filed in hard copy unless specifically directed by the Judge. Also, electronic filing does not apply to Divorce and FLA cases.